‘Dogs eat crazy things’: Vets remove toys from puppy’s tummy

This combination of photos provided by the Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center in Levittown, Pa., shows an X-ray of two balls lodged in a puppy's stomach, above, and the balls after they were surgically retrieved on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015. The 6-month-old puppy, a Cane Corso named Jasper, is already back on his feet. (Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center via AP)

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia puppy is getting back to his bouncy self after two plastic squeaky toys were removed from his stomach.

Doctors at Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center in Levittown say the only sign that 6-month-old Jasper was having problems was he couldn’t keep food down. He otherwise seemed energetically normal.

This photo provided by Michael Ehrlich shows his 6-month-old Cane Coro named Jasper at home in Philadelphia. The puppy swallowed two large plastic balls, which remained lodged in his stomach probably for a few weeks, according to Ehrlich. They were surgically retrieved on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, and within a few days Jasper was already back on his feet. (Michael Ehrlich via AP)
This photo provided by Michael Ehrlich shows his 6-month-old Cane Coro named Jasper at home in Philadelphia.  (Michael Ehrlich via AP)

They say X-rays showed the two balls were taking up most of the space in the Cane Corso’s stomach.

Dr. Scott Joudrey, who surgically removed the red-and-green balls on Saturday, says “dogs eat crazy things.”

In the last year, the suburban Philadelphia practice treated a bulldog named Elvis that ate three pacifiers and a mixed-breed dog that scarfed down a pair of calf-high boots.

Jasper’s owner, Michael Ehrlich, of Philadelphia, says he thinks the dog swallowed the toys weeks ago.

 

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